Each academic year since 2003, Reinhardt has designated a region of the world for students to learn more about through in-depth study and hands-on interaction. This focus is intended to promote understanding of varied cultures, businesses, histories, geographies and faiths and to help internationalize the Reinhardt experience.
The 2015-2016 year is the Year of Mexico. Students will experience and learn about our neighbor to the south and how our intertwined histories have created our current relationship. Events will be scheduled throughout the academic year and include a festival, lectures, Day of the Dead celebrations, an immigration symposium, a travel tour, and many others.
September 16 – Mexican Independence Day
Year of Mexico Festival – 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Donor Plaza (weather permitting); all proceeds from the event will help fund the construction of a well in El Tablon in Mexico.
all festival long - food, games, school booths, a marketplace and chances to take a swing at a real piñata.
11 a.m.-12 p.m. Soccer skills demonstrations presented by RU players
and enjoy the sounds of Mexico - Glasshouse
1-2 p.m. RU’s own Ivonne Ramirez will demonstrate dances of Mexico …. Bring your dance shoes and learn some new steps! – Glasshouse
“Exploring the edible plants of Mexico – Tastes we know and love”” Dr. Aliya Donnell Café y conversacion
1 pm Location: Dobbs 205
2014-2015 Year of India
2013-2014 Year of Germany
2012-2013 Year of China: Dragon Rising
2011-12 Year of Ireland and Irish Heritage
2010-11 Year of Oceania
2009-10 Year of North American Indigenous Peoples
2008-09 Year of the Mediterranean
2007-08 Year of Eastern Europe and Russia
2006-07 Year of Middle East
2005-06 Year of Africa
2004-05 Year of Asia
2003-04 Year of The Americas (inaugural year)